Over at Holly Schindler's blog there is a wonderful interview with Stephanie Blake about her success in rising to the top of the slushpile. Everyone needs to read it. Wishful thinking by every writer who sends out a submission does come true sometimes. What a nice story!
I also want to add that Stephanie worked very hard to reach this point, so this is more than just being lucky. She deserves this success. From a fellow blueboarder who is thrilled for you: Congratulations, Stephanie!